Today's challenge was painting this silver service. Lots of drawing and reflective surfaces gave us a lot to work from.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This demonstration uses color to capture the effect of light raking across this old townhouse
These next three photos show a lesson on using a pallet knife to scrape rock shapes into watercolor. The key here is timing, if you scrape to soon the paint runs back and you get a darker area, which is fine if that is what you want. Of you wait to long the paint is already dry and there is virtually no effect.
Steve Kleier / Artist
Thursday, April 3, 2014
I left out a lot of objects to make the composition more manageable and simplified the color to focus the mood.15x22 watercolor.
This lonely truck didn't have a lot of interest beyond the over all shape and, there was no background to speak of so I used an abstract color wash in the beginning to add some excitement.
There is not much drawing here so the focus of this painting is the color harmony.
I set up this scene with plaster pots and artificial flowers to have an informal and "past it's prime" vibe. OSA Monday morning class.